Metallica, Slipknot, Tool, Etc. Nominated For 2020 Billboard Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on October 14 and the categories featuring rock/metal artists can be found below.

Top Touring Artist:

Elton John
The Rolling Stones
Ed Sheeran

Top Rock Artist:

Imagine Dragons
Panic! At The Disco
Tame Impala
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Tour:

Elton John
The Rolling Stones

Top Rock Album:

The Lumineers “III”
Slipknot “We Are Not Your Kind”
Tame Impala “The Slow Rush”
Tool “Fear Inoculum”
Vampire Weekend “Father of the Bride”

Top Rock Song:

Imagine Dragons “Bad Liar”
Machine Gun Kelly x Yungblud x Travis Barker “I Think I’m Okay”
Panic! At The Disco “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”
Twenty One Pilots “Chlorine”
Twenty One Pilots “The Hype”

The full list of nominees can be found HERE.

Bring Me The Horizon, Slash, Chevelle, Etc. To Perform At 2019 Lollapalooza

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Lollapalooza festival. The event will be held on August 1-4 at Grant Park in Chicago, IL and a number of rock acts have been booked including: Bring Me The Horizon, Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Chevelle, Tenacious D, The Strokes, and Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra. The full lineup, which also features acts like Ariana Grande, Twenty One Pilots, Childish Gambino, etc., can be found in the below poster:

Memphis May Fire, Sleeping With Sirens, Etc. To Be Featured On New Rock Sound Covers Album

Rock Sound will be releasing a new covers album titled “Worship And Tributes: Volume II” as part of their 250th issue. You can find the details for that release, along with some teasers below. You can also pre-order it HERE.

Track Listing:

01. Real Friends – “Duality” (Slipknot cover)
02. WSTR – “Gives You Hell” (The All-American Rejects cover)
03. Deaf Havana – “The Fight Song” (Marilyn Manson cover)
04. Stand Atlantic – “MakeDamnSure” (Taking Back Sunday cover)
05. The Faim – “Ride” (Twenty One Pilots cover)
06. Waterparks – “Beating Heart Baby” (Head Automatica cover)
07. Seaway – “A Praise Chorus” (Jimmy Eat World cover)
08. Set It Off – “Feeling This” (blink-182 cover)
09. Sleeping With Sirens – “Machinehead” (Bush cover)
10. Our Last Night – “High Hopes” (Panic! At The Disco cover)
11. Grandson – “Maria” (Rage Against The Machine cover)
12. Memphis May Fire – “Faint” (Linkin Park cover)
13. As It Is – “Drown” (Bring Me The Horizon cover)

[via The PRP]

Ghost, Bring Me The Horizon, Trivium, Etc. Nominated For 61st Annual Grammy Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 61st annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on February 10 and it will broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

Between the Buried and Me, “Condemned to the Gallows”
Deafheaven, “Honeycomb”
High on Fire, “Electric Messiah”
Trivium, “Betrayer”
Underoath, “On My Teeth”

Best Rock Performance:

Arctic Monkeys, “Four Out of Five”
Chris Cornell, “When Bad Does Good”
The Fever 333, “Made an America”
Greta Van Fleet, “Highway Tune”
Halestorm, “Uncomfortable”

Best Rock Song:

Bring Me the Horizon, “MANTRA”
Ghost, “Rats”
Greta Van Fleet, “Black Smoke Rising”
St. Vincent, “Masseducation”
Twenty One Pilots, “Jumpsuit”

Best Rock Album:

Alice in Chains, “Rainier Fog”
Fall Out Boy, “M A N I A”
Ghost, “Prequelle”
Greta Van Fleet, “From the Fires”
Weezer, “Pacific Daydream”

Best New Artist

Greta Van Fleet
Luke Combs
Chloe X Halle
Dua Lipa
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith

Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package:

Guns N’ Roses, “Appetite for Destruction (Locked N’ Loaded)” Box Set
The Decemberists, “I’ll Be Your Girl”
Grateful Dead, “Pacific Northwest ’73-74′: The Complete Recordings”
“Weird Al” Yankovic, “Squeeze Box: The Complete Works Of “Weird Al” Yankovic”
Johnny Nicholas, “Too Many Bad Habits”

The full list of nominees can be found HERE.

Guns N’ Roses, Linkin Park, Etc. Nominated For 2018 Billboard Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2018 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony will be held on May 20, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV and the categories featuring rock artists can be found below.

Top Touring Artist:

Guns N’ Roses
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

Top Rock Tour:

Guns N’ Roses

Top Rock Artist:

Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park
Portugal. The Man
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Album:

Imagine Dragons, Evolve
Linkin Park, One More Light
Panic! At The Disco, Death of a Bachelor
Portugal. The Man, Woodstock
U2, Songs of Experience

Top Rock Song:

Imagine Dragons “Believer”
Imagine Dragons “Thunder”
Linkin Park ft. Kiiara “Heavy”
Portugal. The Man “Feel It Still”
The Revivalists “Wish I Knew You”

Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes Talks New Album, Cites Twenty One Pilots As Inspiration

During an interview with Kerrang!, Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes offered some information about the band’s next album. He says they have about 30 song ideas and that they are hoping fans will be able to hear some new material before the year’s end. Sykes went on to cite Twenty One Pilots as an inspiration and also said the group “like the idea of breaking into the mainstream.”

Sykes said the following:

“I don’t think any Bring Me The Horizon fan is going to be surprised at this next album sounding different to the last one. I kind of know where I want to go, but it’s also falling into place as we write the thing. We want it to be different and we want to push forward. We like the idea of breaking into the mainstream. We’re not ashamed of that, we don’t see it as selling out. We see it as a great challenge, to make music that can be adored by more people but still retain who we are. That is the goal.”

He also added the following about Twenty One Pilots:

“[They’re] popular and accessible, but without compromising their integrity or who they are. That’s a real challenge now.”

Metallica Win Top Rock Album At 2017 Billboard Music Awards

The 2017 Billboard Music Awards were held tonight (May 21) in Las Vegas, NV, and Metallica took home the Top Rock Album award for “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.” The band also got nominated for the Top Rock Artist award as well, but they lost to Twenty One Pilots, who also won several other awards. Guns N’ Roses and Red Hot Chili Peppers were nominated for awards too, but both lost.

Halestorm Stream Cover Of Whitesnake’s “Still Of The Night”, Reveal Details For “ReAniMate 3.0” Covers EP

Halestorm are streaming a cover version of Whitesnake’s “Still Of The Night.” This song is from the band’s new covers EP “ReAniMate 3.0,” which will be released on January 6.


“ReAniMate 3.0” Track Listing:

1. “Still of the Night” (Whitesnake cover)
2. “Damn I Wish I Was Your Lover” (Sophie B. Hawkins cover)
3. “I Hate Myself For Loving You” (Joan Jett cover)
4. “Heathens” (Twenty One Pilots cover)
5. “Fell On Black Days” (Soundgarden cover)
6. “Ride the Lightning” (Metallica cover)

Asking Alexandria, Escape The Fate, New Years Day, Etc. Cover My Chemical Romance For “The Black Parade” Tribute Album

Rock Sound have organized a tribute album to commemorate the 10th anniversary of My Chemical Romance‘s “The Black Parade.” The release, which is called “Rock Sound Presents: The Black Parade,“ will be available in the next issue of the magazine, which is set to be released on September 14. Preorders can be found HERE.


“Rock Sound Presents: The Black Parade” Track Listing:

01. “The End.” (ONE OK ROCK)
02. “Dead!” (Escape The Fate)
03. “This Is How I Disappear” (Creeper)
04. “The Sharpest Lives” (State Champs)
05. “Welcome To The Black Parade” (Crown The Empire)
06. “I Don’t Love You” (Moose Blood)
07. “House Of Wolves” (Palisades)
08. “Cancer” (Twenty One Pilots)
09. “Mama” (Ghost Town)
10. “Sleep” (New Years Day)
11. “Teenagers” (Against The Current)
12. “Disenchanted” (Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!)
13. “Famous Last Words” (Asking Alexandria)